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Everything you really need to know about the American West happened in Gaston, Oregon. OK, that’s an exaggeration, of course. Some of it happened as much as 10 miles outside of town. The Oregon Trail, unquenchable thirst for water, federal land giveaways, the railroads, Native Americans, the timber industry, farming, grandiose goals of visionaries … it all happened in Gast ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by CreateSpace
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Jeremy Morgan
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having already read Wheels on the bus I knew to expect something good with this project and I wasn't let down. The book is essentially a series of essays all centered around the Gaston town and local area. This means you can read a few pages really quick and come back, but I found myself fully immersed in it for hours and readers likely will do the same.

Whether you're a resident of Gaston, have driven through it or never even heard of it you'll find something of interest here. What Ken does well
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Cathy
Dec 11, 2015 rated it liked it
The best essay here is the last one, from which the book gets its name.
Nancy
As a person living in Portland, I enjoyed finding out more about Gaston and the surrounding area. Thanks.
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Whether it's getting flashed by a geriatric hooker in Miami or baking in the heat of a forest fire in Oregon, there's little that journalist Ken Bilderback won't do to get a story worth telling.

Bilderback is a retired newspaper reporter and editor and former NFPA-certified volunteer Public Information Officer for the Gaston Rural Fire District in Oregon. His hobbies include listening to nonagenari
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